Seafood is not something everyone is big on trying, most think it is gross or believe they will get sick from it. What a lot of people may not know is seafood is actually very delicious and is a great way to dive into trying out different foods outside of your comfort zone. Here are some of the best seafood ideas for new people (newbies) wanting to dip into trying it out.

Things for Seafood Newbies to Try

Most people who have never tried seafood before have most likely heard stories from others, whose first experience trying seafood was having some of the strongest dishes out there. There are some options for some very light tasting seafood for you to try out if it is your first time. Most seafood is either fried, baked, grilled or eaten raw.

It might be a good idea to start with some mild tasting seafood such as halibut, flounder, or cod. Incorporating them into some pasta may help suppress some of the fishy taste.

If you are looking for a firmer type of texture, then you could try tilapia, red snapper, haddock or Atlantic perch. Fish chowder with one of these incorporated is also a great way to avoid only eating the fish itself. Avoid shellfish as they are very strong tasting and may throw you completely off.

Make Sure Your Seafood is Fresh

This is very important, especially for newbies. Always make sure your seafood is fresh before cooking and eating it. If it has an overpowering fishy smell, then throw it out immediately. Your seafood should give off an ocean type aroma and not smell at all like fish; that means it has gone bad. Always keep the seafood at a cold temperature and using it the same day is a must to avoid ruining your first try or someone else’s.